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Superhero Service Dogs

Superhero Service Dogs

A service dog is specially trained to help people who have a disability. The most commonly known service dogs are probably guide dogs who help people who are blind. A service dog can also help someone with a hearing impairment or other physical disability that makes it hard for them to move safely on their own. A service dog can also use its especially good senses to help people who have anxiety or seizures or diabetes. Service dogs are protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act. This means they are allowed to go anywhere their person needs to go, even if dogs are not normally allowed there, like on airplanes or in restaurants. Rescue and Jessica is the story of girl who lost her legs and the service dog who helps her.

A therapy dog is also a specially trained helper dog. A therapy dog’s job is different than a service dog though. A therapy dog is trained to comfort people. They are especially good at making people feel safe and calm. Therapy dogs visit nursing homes, hospitals, schools or disaster areas where people might be feeling anxious or afraid. Therapy dogs are not protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act. Therapy dogs need to be invited to go to the places they visit. Moose! The Reading Dog is the story of a dog who visits libraries to listen to children read. Moose is a good listener. He is a great friend for kids who might feel anxious while reading because reading is hard for them. Have you ever felt nervous at school because you had to read out loud while the whole class listened? Many children do. Moose helps kids feel less anxious because he is quiet and patient. Moose doesn’t mind mistakes! He says, “Sometimes they show me the pictures. Sometimes they tell me the story.” He is a great friend for reading practice!

Did you know that you can go to IndyPL branches to read to dogs?

If you are just beginning to read or have trouble feeling anxious when asked to read out loud, you are invited to read to one of our visiting non-judgmental registered therapy dogs who love to listen to stories! It’s a great way to improve and get more confident about reading out loud.

 


E-books:

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Dogs to the Rescue Service DogsMy Hero Service DogsDogs to the Rescue Therapy DogsHero Therapy Dogs

Print Books:

Animals Helping with HealingCraig and FredGuide DogsHelen Keller's Best Friend BelleNadine My Funny and Trust Guide DogSeizure Alert DogsSmiley a Journey of LoveTherapy DogsTuesday Tucks Me In
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DC Superheroes at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

DC Superheroes at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

A new Superhero exhibit is opening at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis June 16–Nov. 25

The featured heroes are from DC comic books – Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman. Learn more

Did you know there is a full service IndyPL library branch inside The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis? It is located on Level 2 of the museum right by the skywalk entrance. You can plan a day this summer to enjoy the museum and while you are there turn in your books for points for the Summer Reading Program. A two-for-one deal of the day!

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Free Superhero E-comics for Kids – Read Right Now!

Free Superhero E-comics for Kids – Read Right Now!

DC Super Friends

DC and Marvel Comics both publish several free comic book issues online. You can get read about traditional comic book characters like the Super Friends or Spiderman or maybe discover a character you have not heard of yet. Listed below are direct links to several DC and Marvel comic books as well as fun printable superhero activities and e-comic books you can check out with your IndyPL library card!

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FREE Online Superhero Comic Books for Kids:

The Tiny TitansSupergirl Comic AdventureDC Super FriendsTeen Titans GoBatman and the BoldBilly Batson and the Magic of ShazamJustice League UnlimitedThe Batman StrikesMeet Ms MarvelUltimate SpidermanAvengersGuardians of the Galaxy

E-books:

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Comic Chapter Book BatmanComic Chapter Book SupermanMinionPowerlessPublic School SuperheroShredderman Secret IdentitySidekickedSidekicksWonder Woman at Super Hero High
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Chakra InvincibleEartha Kitt Femme FataleGuardians of the Galaxy Friends and FoesNick the SidekickScooby Doo Team UpStar Trek Assignment EarthSuperduck Superhero fo th eDayTeen Titans Go Party PartyTeenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesThe Muppet Show Muppet Mash

More FREE Online Reading:

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Amazing and True Animal Stories

Amazing and True Animal Stories

I’m sure you’ve heard people say that dogs are man’s best friend.Animal Stories When you read some of these books, you’ll discover that there are a lot of animals that have been man’s best friend as well as best friends to each other! Who would have thought that a deer and a dog or a dog and a duck could be friends?

Some of these animals just have the best life stories. Some are famous, like Koko the gorilla that learned Puppy Love True Stories of DevotionAmerican Sign Language. Or the 21 elephants that walked across the Brooklyn Bridge when it was built, just to prove it was safe! Or Eclipse, the dog in Seattle that learned how to catch the bus to the dog park all by himself!

Check out some of these books for amazing stories about some special members of the animal kingdom.


Unlikely Animal Friendships:

Tarra and BellaSuryia and RoscoeOwen and MzeeRickie and HenryOne Big Happy FamilyTwo BobbiesKate and PippinLenore Finds a FriendThe Tiger Cubs and the ChimpUnlikely Friendships The Leopard and the CowUnlikely Friendships The Dog and the PigletUnlikely Friendships The Monkey and the Dove

Loyal Friends to People:

Stubby the War DogFinding WinnieHachiko the True Story of a Loyal DogHelen Keller's Best Friend BelleEmi and the Rhinocerous ScientistLittle Dog LostKoko LoveJack and JillMidnightStep Right UpTuesday Takes Me ThereTuesday Tucks Me InRags Hero Dog of World War IDarling Mercy Dog of World War IFly Cher Ami FlyWar DogsNubsBunny the Brave War HorseHachiko WaitsDadblamed Union Army CowThe Donkey of Gallipoli

Amazing True Animal Stories:

Bob the Railway DogClara the True Story of the Rhinocerous Who Dazzled KingsDog on BoardDozer's RunElephants Can Paint TooHerbertEllie's Long WalkFaithful ElephantsElizabeth Queen of the SeasHope for WinterIvanThe Giraffe That Walked to ParisLily a True Story of CourageLooking for MizaOut of the WoodsQueenieSaving the Baghdad ZooShep Our Most Loyal DogStayJumbo the Most Famous Elephant in the WorldThe World's Greatest ElephantWonder HorseZeraffa Giraffa
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Indy 500

Indy 500

The SpectacleThe Spectacle is a complete history of the Indianapolis 500. It includes a hundred year’s worth of memories from legendary drivers and races. It’s like you were in the pits yourself watching the drama unfold. Listed below are more eBooks & print books about the Indy 500 you can check out with your IndyPL Library card.

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eBooks:

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Indianapolis 500Indy CarsIndy RacingIndy Car RacingRace Cars Look BookRace DayThe Race Car BookIndy Cars 3Indy Cars 5Indy Cars 6

Books:

Indy CarsThe Curse of the Ind 500Indianapolis 500 2Indy CarsRace CarRacing DriverMario AndrettiA J FoytDanica Patrick
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